Brain Injuries are serious injuries that can have lifelong consequences and crippling symptoms. Given the recent studies, such as 2008 research by Ann McKee, MD – a well-reputed and experienced neuropathologist from the Bedford VA Medical Center and CTE Center at Boston University Medical Center, especially as it relates to the National Football League, the general public is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions. Anything that “shakes the brain” can have devastating consequences- even if the head doesn’t strike anything. (i.e., whiplash motion).
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Brain Injury cases can be complex medically, be it depression caused by work or a serious psychological injury due to a traumatic experience at work. Having an experienced brain injury lawyer is critical in maximizing your recovery.
Questions Your Brain Injury Lawyer Will Ask
Make sure you hire a skilled brain injury lawyer in Philadelphia, PA who has experience and knowledge about the complexities of brain injury and pa work comp laws. A good injury lawyer will start with a set of questions to make themselves acquainted with the situation. Here are some of the questions a brain injury lawyer will ask the victim to start preparing the case:
- Has the victim seen a neurologist?
- What about a neuropsychologist?
- Did the victim report injury to the employer or insurance company?
- What led to the brain injury?
- How long the symptoms have been there?
- How the brain injury is affecting the performance of the victim?
- What are the complications?
Many neurologists will fail to recognize the severity of a brain injury or a psychological injury – as the patient may “appear” coherent and normal upon examination with a negative diagnostic study.
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However, a neuropsychologist can be pivotal in lending objectivity to an otherwise “subjective” case, similar to distinguishing burden of proof for a psychological injury as per PA workers’ comp act – by doing extensive testing and juxtaposing data from pre-injury to post injury. Many attorneys miss this very important dynamic.
Cardamone Law – The Best Brain Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA
We have won cases using these experts for Brain Injury cases. We are the Best Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyers with a high success rate, winning millions for Brain Injury Victims.
Here is a link to a great resource- the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Strokes.
Cardamone Law helps brain injury victims. We will make sure you are getting the proper treatment and that you have a good advocate for litigation. We know how to maximize a case so that you get compensated properly.
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